Are you mad for science?

Mad for science brings students closer to the cutting edge of science knowledge before they head to university



What is Mad for science?

Mad for science stimulates talent and encourages the science and tech vocations of 1st and 2nd year baccalaureate students who are curious to find out more about research, through theoretical and practical courses taught by researchers at leading research centres in Catalonia. The final aim of the programme is to help students guide their academic and professional future towards a possible research career, so that they focus on the field of research that most interests them.

Thirteen different courses will be taught in collaboration with research centres and institutions in Catalonia that are internationally recognised for their excellence, and the courses will consist of theory and practical sessions that will take place on Saturdays throughout the year. Students will work in the research centres, alongside leading researchers in their field. In this way students will also experience how people work in international research centres, which will allow them to gain practical experience in the latest cutting-edge methodologies, and better position themselves for a possible career in their chosen science of tech field. Lastly, they will also learn how to present and communicate science, while fostering the rigour and critical spirit required for research.

15th September - 25th October 2021
Deadline 25th October at 23.59h
30th October 2021
Pre-selection mathematics course
Online pre-selection test for the mathematics course. From 9.00h to 10.00h
29th October - 29th November 2021
Pre-selection and interviews with the pre-selected candidates
30th November 2021
Final selection
Communication sent to selected and non-selected students
30th November - 8th December 2021
Deadline to confirm places through payment 8th December 23.59h
30th November - 17th December 2021
Deadline to receive documentation and to confirm attendance to the launch event for Mad for science 2022
14th January 2022
Opening ceremony
Launch event for Mad for science 2022
From 15th January 2022
Course starts
Courses start. Theory and practical sessions
15th - 22nd February 2022
2nd payment
2nd payment of the participation fee